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The economic and political liberalization promised by Bashir Assad in 2000 has not emerged,leaving the economy somewhat stagnated and there have been no major developments in terms of domestic affairs;it remains a authoritarian regime although Assad does not have his father's reputation for brutality; he is a velvet glove dictator. Relations with the U.S. were recently strained by an incident involving a U.S. violation of Syrian territory in the course of an anti-terrorist mission. Syria does not maintain relations with Israel due to the latter government's continuing occupation of the Golan Heights,held for 41 years now as booty from the 1967 war. Relations with Lebanon have improved since the withdrawal of Syrian troops a decade ago.
Currently Syria is highly regarded for it's increasing role in the arts but is very isolated diplomatically; the standard of living is modern and literacy is high but per capita income is still sub-standard for what is a fairly Europeanized secular culture. On the plus side it is highly tolerant on cultural matters; it is 15-20% Christian and there is no persecution. Alcohol is permitted in restaurants. Damascus is a lovely modern city; any Westerner would feel more comfortable there than perhaps anywhere else in the Middle East. It is regarded as a terrorist-supporting nation for it's support of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Palestinian Territories but neither organization is legally a terrorist group under international law; the U.S. unilaterally so designated them and several EU countries have followed suit. Given Israel's intractabiltiy over the return of the Golan it is understandable they would support it's enemies,if only as a bargaining chip.
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How did Syria get its name?

The name Syria may come from the name of the language witch has been spoken around the area, the Syriac language, one of the three principal languages of bible (Syriac is also known as Northern Aramaic). It is also possible that it comes from the name of the Phoenician city state of Sour (Tyre in En (MORE)

Where is Syria located?

Syria is bounded by the Mediterranean and Lebanon on the west , by Jordan on the south , by Iraq on the east and by Turkey on the north . The frontier between Syria and Turkey was settled by the Franco-Turkish agreement of 22 June 1929 . xcool77

When was Syria established?

Syria gained its independence in April 1946 from France. However, before that the region of "Greater Syria" (Bilad al-Sham or the countries of the north) consisted of the region of the current states of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel/Palestine and was an administrative region of the Ottoman Empi (MORE)

What is unique about Syria?

That it is the oldest capital on Earth . Although Antioch is currently part of Turkey, Antioch wasconsidered part of Syria, which is the city that Christianitystarted in. the first alphabet

Is Syria safe?

22.5 million people live there, it seems safe for them. Certainly no more dangerous than many places. Not Currently(2012), but I was there a couple years ago and everything seemed fine. However they are crazy drivers so prepare yourself for that if you are going.

What is Syrias contient?

The country of Syria is located on the continent of Asia. Thecapitol of Syria is Damascus and the country has 22.4 millionresidents.

The religions of Syria?

Christianity is about 20% of the population, Islam about 80% That was back in the day though, right now Christians make a very big population in syria i don't know how much that way more than 20% Islam: Sunni: 74%, Shia:~13% Christian: ~10%

What do they wear in Syria?

They wear the same clothes worn in Europe and the United States. Very few Muslims wear the traditional head peice and most Syrians don't so it's hard to tell wheather somebodys Christian or Muslim.

Is Syria the best?

Well, everyone thinks their country is the best, and my country is syria so I guess yeah it is :)

What are the religions in Syria?

The religions in Syria are basically two religions , Islam and Christianity and there are some Jews too but the number of them are declining .

Who was the king of Syria?

Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi became the king of Greater Syria on 1920 March 7, before being deposed by the French on July 25, forcing al-Hashemi to take refuge in the United Kingdom. He was later made King of Iraq on 1921 August 23.

What time is it in Syria?

UTC + 2 hrs. from the last Sun. of Oct. until the last Sun. of March. UTC + 3 hrs. the rest of the year.

Who can vote in Syria?

According to Syrian Law, all people above the age of 18 can vote. In practice, Syria is a dictatorship and nobody votes.

What is Syria-Palestine?

In Arabic, there is a term for the territory currently occupied by Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. It is called "Bilaad Sham" (بلاد شام) and usually translated as "Greater Syria" since Damascus was the most powerful city in Bilaad Sham. There is another name (with (MORE)

What do they celebrate in Syria?

Ramadan Christmas Haneka(Dont know if i spelled it right) eid aladha the day of independent of Syria Muslim and Christian Brotherhood festival Sultan Basha alatrash revolution against the french the great Syrian Israel war.

Is it safe in Syria?

I suggest you not to visit Syria at this moment. The Syrian dictatorship is "waging war" against "Sunni terrorists", which are actually pro-democracy peaceful protesters. The Arab Spring have pretty much opened the Pandora's Box in that country. Just wait until Assad gets toppled and new democratic (MORE)

What are Syrias religions?

Muslims Come First Christians are Second and there used to be a huge tribe of Jews in Aleppo that later immigrated to Israel.

Is Syria a dictatorship?

Syria is a semi-presidential system and a unitary republic. It isnot considered a democracy as the west understands it, nor can itbe termed a true dictatorship.

How long was Syria called Syria?

6000 years EDIT: This is incorrect. Syria has been called Syria since 10,000 B.C. Syria used to be larger than it currently is, but it divided into multiple countries. Source: I am Syrian.

Is Syria in turkey?

No, Syria is an independent country. Turkey is the country that boarders Syria from the north.

Why is Syria an LEDC?

Syria is an LEDC mainly because the same government (although it is a democracy) has been ruling for 41 years, and they have not been hearing out the citizens' demands for a better country.

Is Syria a monarchy?

Strictly speaking, it is not. It is a Presidential Dictatorship.However, the method of presidential succession is monarchical, inthat sons replace fathers as Presidents.

What can you do in Syria?

I recently went to Syria and it was great. Some sights to see are:Palmyra, Alleppo, and of course Damascues. Oh, and definitely shopin the souks (market places). Whats great about Syria is that youcan go to surrounding countries like Jordan, Israel, Egypt, andLebanon. We just went to Syria, Lebanon, (MORE)

Is there oil in Syria?

About 5% of the Worlds oil but 25% of the Syrian Economy.... themain oil was found by Iraq Oil a consortium of Shell, Exxon, BP andtwo smaller companies in 1933. Then the business was Nationalizedby King Nasser in 1958. I suspect the Big 3 would like to havetheir Refineries back and Shell, Exxon, BP (MORE)

Does Syria have mountains?

Yes , Syria has two famous mountains , the bigest one called Qasyoon , which you can see it all around the city , the seconed one is called al sheikh mountain its near Lebanon .

Why is there unrest in Syria?

Note: Don't listen to those Assad supporters, because they're out there to brainwash others to support this bloodthristy dictator. Be objective and find the truth. Its cause is a long and pitiful tragedy. Syria was created as a byproduct of Ottoman Turkish and French occupation. When the French ki (MORE)

What does the US have to do with Syria?

US is generally against the Syrian dictator, Bashar Al Assad, sothey are giving rebels weapons and providing them with a lot ofmoney, so they can bring the Syrian Dictator down. answer 2: Western power structure create all terrorist group like Al Qaeda,Taliban and now Takfiries and Isis and they mak (MORE)

What is happening in Syria?

People are dying under the bullets and bombs of their bloody and dictatorial president, and unfortunately, no one is caring.... They are dying because after 40 years they decided to stand up to the dictator bashar al-assad and want to choose their president and elect him instead of a president com (MORE)

Why did Syria have war?

Answer 1 Syria is having a war because the have one dictator which is aperson who is in charge and it dosen't matter what anyone elsedecides he has the power. The people didn't want this because itwas a unfair process and could be very dangerous if the leader madeone wrong descision which people co (MORE)

Why is there fighting in Syria?

It's revolution against dictator Bashar Assad and his regime. Assad family is rulling Syria from 1970, they destroy everything in Syria,steal everything and did so many massacres in Syria...

Why is there violence in Syria?

Because the United States wants to weaken Iran through collapsingSyira's Regime.. What I don't understand is why so many have to die

Who will win in Syria?

The US and UN, because The CIA and Al-Quada are regime changers for the New World Order.

Can you shortly explain Syria problem?

It's revolution against dictator Bashar Assad and his regime. Assad family is rulling Syria from 1970, they destroy everything in Syria,steal everything and did so many massacres in Syria..

Is Syria in OPEC?

No. OPEC members are Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, in alphabetical order..

Who is allied with Syria?

Syria is currently allied with Iran and Russia , and is also in good relations with thefollowing countries: . The People's Republic of China . North Korea . Cuba . Venezuela . Bolivia . Ecuador . Nicaragua . Brazil . South Africa . Tanzania . Pakistan

When did Syria happen?

Syria is an ancient country. Though it's been ruled off and on byvarious higher powers -- Rome, Egypt, others -- it goes backthousands of years BC. It's in the Bible. Damascus is the longestcontinuously occupied city in the world.

Who are Syria?

Syria is a place not a people. The people that live in Syria arecalled Syrians.

Was Syria nuked?

No. The only wartime nuclear bombs that have ever been used were the two employed by the United States against Japan in August of 1945. However, recently the Assad regime has used chemical weapons to attack civilians and enemies of the regimes. Conversely, Syria was collaborating with North Korea wi (MORE)